Ḥafṣids
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( Banū Ḥafṣ ), a dynasty of Eastern Barbary (627-982/1229-1574), whose eponymous ancestor was the celebrated Companion of the Mahdī Ibn Tūmart [q.v.], the s̲h̲ayk̲h̲ Abū Ḥafṣ ʿUmar b. Yaḥyā al-Hintātī [q.v.], one of the chief architects of Almohad greatness. His son, the s̲h̲ayk̲h̲ Abū Muḥammad ʿAbd al-Wāḥid b. Abī Ḥafṣ, governed Ifrīḳiya from 603 to 618/1207 to 1221. His grandson, Abū Muḥammad ʿAbd Allāh b. ʿAbd al-Wāḥid, was governor in 623/1226, but was got rid of by one of his brothers (Abū Zakariyyāʾ Yaḥyā) in 625/1228. Under the pr…

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Idris, H.R., “Ḥafṣids”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 14 November 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_2625>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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